Wednesday, December 14, 2022

ABUELITO - a bookwrap


ABUELITO by David Corredor Benavides & Nelly Buchet Book Trailer



by David Corredor Benavides and Nelly Buchet

Illustrated by Ana Sanfelippo


* Reading Age:  4-7 years

* Grade Level:  1-2

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Kind World Publishing

* Pub. Date:  March 7, 2023

* ISBN-10:  163894007X

* ISBN-13:  978: 1638940074

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book


This is a heartwarming/ heartbreaking book.  It is a wonderful love story of an intergenerational relationship between a beloved grandfather and his grandson.  

Together they play, joke around, read and enjoy each other's company to the max.  They do almost everything together and are like two peas in a pod.  

Then one day Abuelito becomes ill and doesn't come home from the hospital.  Alejo misses his grandfather very much and hopes he will come back soon, but alas that is not to be.  Alejo is very sad to have to do things alone now without his grandfather accompaniment. He does works through his grief and the reality that Abuelito will not be returning and be in his life anymore.  He learns in the end how to cope with his loss and in so doing his heart heals. 

This inspiring  book offers a lovely life lesson to the young reader.  The illustrations are detailed and colourful and you can feel the love and mutual friendship between the two on every page.


I love the book and highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Authors

David Corredor Benavides is a writer from BogotΓ‘, Colombia. His beloved abuelo Jacob, a journalist for El Espectador, inspired him to write as a kid. David went on to win the Ministry of Education’s national youth writing competition, published in Colombia Cuenta. He lives in Brooklyn where he bikes everywhere and plays a lot of soccer very early in the morning.

Nelly Buchet is the author of ALA Notable Book and Irma Black Award winner Cat Dog Dog: The Story of a Blended Family (PRH, with art by Andrea Zuill, 2020), the four-board book Can't Do series (Bonnier UK, with art by Pau Morgan, 2021), and How to Train Your Pet Brain (Beaming Books, with art by Amy Jindra, 2022). She has taught nonviolent conflict resolution in schools and created a nonprofit project that brings picture books to refugee children through orphanages and libraries. She splits her time between Berlin, Germany, and the US. @nellybuchetbooks

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